• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG

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Get The Facts On Dermal Fillers

As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow’s feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume as well as other factors that affect the facial skin, which include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.

Dermal Fillers can be a rescue option to these early signs of ageing as it helps to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. (See: Difference Between Wrinkle reduction treatment & Dermal Fillers)

While we understand that the notion of getting a little cosmetic service can be overwhelming and daunting, it is our advice that you know exactly what it is you are getting into by reading up and researching as much as you can about it.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injections used to fill out wrinkles, correct fine lines, creases and folds, scars and loss of volume in the skin. They can also be used to increase the volume and definition of the lips. Dermal fillers are made from a variety of materials and the effects can be either temporary or permanent, depending on the type of filler.

During the procedure, the practitioner injects the filler in a series of small injections and gently massages the area. Some treatments require a local anesthetic cream or injection. The treatment time can vary from 30 minutes to an hour. The area where the dermal filler is injected may be a little swollen and tender for 24 hours. During that time you may be advised to avoid coffee, alcohol, hot drinks and the sun. (Read more on Wrinkle reduction treatment After Care)

What you need to ask?
To ensure you find a qualified and experienced injector, ask these questions before booking:

  • Who will be doing the treatment? Check that the person has the qualifications and experience to be injecting.
  • What will the result look like? Ask for before and after photos. Also be very clear about your expectations. Does your doctor understand what you want?
  • How many people has the injector treated?
  • What areas does the injector specialise in? Some treatments, such as nose or chin reconstructions, jawline sculpting and non-surgical rhinoplasty, should be done by a specialist.
  • What are the risks?The risks of dermal fillers depend on who performs them and the type of filler used. Permanent fillers have the highest risk of problems. General risks of dermal fillers include:
  • Problems such as rashes, swelling, itching and bruising.
  • The filler can move away from the intended treatment area over time.
  • You may have an immediate allergic reaction to the filler, which can lead to Anaphylaxis.
  • In rare cases, the filler may form lumps under the skin, which may need to be treated with surgery or In rare cases, the filler could block a blood vessel, which can lead to tissue death (necrosis), permanent blindness or a pulmonary embolism.

You also should seek immediate medical help if you lose sensation in your skin, the treated area where the dermal filler was injected, is extremely painful or it becomes discolored. Changes to skin sensation or color are potential signs of necrosis, which requires immediate treatment.

See your Wrinkle reduction treatment cosmetic doctor if the treatment area where the dermal filler was injected becomes lumpy in the weeks, months or years after treatment.

In order to avoid such risks, resort to the most trustworthy clinic in UK. At Skin Hampshire, our patients always come first. Set up a consultation with us today and we assure you that you won’t be disappointed.

Please Note: The Information provided here is for your reference purposes only. Please consult us for wrinkle reduction treatment in Basingstoke if you require any medical advice regarding WRINKLE REDUCTION TREATMENT or Cosmetic Treatments.

 

Dr. Naureen Akhtar
Dr. Naureen Akhtar is a GP Practitioner providing Wrinkle reduction treatment in the Basingstoke, Hampshire area.